FleetCheck software has been used to enable Wolseley UK’s new Earned Recognition accreditation from the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

The Warwick-based company, a leading plumbing, heating and cooling trade specialist merchant, operates FleetCheck’s core fleet management system – which is Earned Recognition approved – to produce all the maintenance key performance indicators required by the DVSA, which are then sent to official body on a weekly basis.

FleetCheck’s Driver app is also used to perform digital vehicle checks and all defect reporting takes place through the software, which also collects relevant data from some of Wolseley UK’s suppliers through bespoke interfaces.

Wolseley UK operates a fleet of over 800 vehicles across the country ranging from vans to HGVs and cranes.

Peter Golding, managing director at FleetCheck, added: “We’ve been a keen promoter of Earned Recognition since the scheme’s creation thanks to the advantages that it creates for fleets through technology and we’re pleased to help Wolseley UK earn accreditation.

“Earned Recognition saves time and increases accuracy for businesses operating commercial vehicles, as well as underlining their commitment to a genuine safety culture. More and more of our users – and fleets in general – are choosing to use it.”

Jess Partridge, national compliance manager for transport at Wolseley UK, said: “Just 5% of UK fleets have Earned Recognition status and we are very pleased to be formally accredited by the DVSA. It shows our customers and our colleagues just how committed we are to offering a high standard of health and safety on the road.

“When we first adopted the FleetCheck system a couple of years ago, the aim of achieving Earned Recognition was part of our decision making process and the company has played a key role in helping us become recognised.”

The DVSA’s Earned Recognition is a voluntary scheme that allows fleets to prove they meet driver and vehicle standards by continuously monitoring their own compliance using approved software such as FleetCheck.